Utilità e limiti del posizionamento sotto guida ecografica di guide metalliche per la localizzazione di lesioni delle parti molli in fase preoperatoria

Translated title of the contribution: Usefulness and limits of ultrasound-guided hook-wire positioning for localisation of soft tissue lesions prior to surgery

Alberto Tregnaghi, Chiara Dal Bosco, Enrico Talenti, Simonetta Borsato, Carlo Riccardo Rossi, Franco Lumachi, Leopoldo Rubaltelli

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Purpose. The aim of our study was to assess the usefulness of positioning metal wires under ultrasound guidance for localising soft tissue lesions in the preoperative phase. Materials and methods. We studied superficial soft-tissue lesions in 12 patients, using hooked mammographic wires of different lengths. One patient had a multifocal growth of disease which required a double localisation procedure. Correct positioning of the wire was confirmed by ultrasonography. All patients underwent surgery within five hours of hook-wire positioning. Results. Correct wire position was confirmed at surgery in 12 out of 13 procedures. In one case the hook-wire reached the margin of the lesion. In all cases, the preoperative localisation procedure facilitated identification and resection of the masses. Conclusions. In our experience, the main indications for hook-wire positioning before surgery are: marking of small lesions, localisation of lesions in anatomic areas structurally subverted by previous surgery and consequently difficult to detect, guidance for surgical sectioning in order to safeguard the noble structures close to the lesions.

Translated title of the contributionUsefulness and limits of ultrasound-guided hook-wire positioning for localisation of soft tissue lesions prior to surgery
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)646-654
Number of pages9
JournalRadiologia Medica
Volume110
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Usefulness and limits of ultrasound-guided hook-wire positioning for localisation of soft tissue lesions prior to surgery'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this